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CSU Asesoft Ploiești

CSU Asesoft Ploiești

CSU Ploieşti was a Romanian professional basketball club, based in Ploiești, Romania. The club competed in the Liga Națională, and was the most successful club of the 20th century, winning ten consecutive championships between 2004–2010 and 2012-2014 as well as six Romanian cups. In 2005, the team won the FIBA EuroCup Challenge. The club was known as CSU Asesoft for most of its existence for sponsorship reasons.

CSU Ploiești
LeaguesRomanian League
ArenaOlimpia Sports Hall
LocationPloiești, Romania
Team colorsBlue, White
Championships11 Romanian Leagues
6 Romanian Cups
1 Romanian Supercup
1 EuroCup Challenge
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Founded in 1998, Asesoft soon established itself as an emerging power with appearances in the Liga Națională finals in 2001 and the semifinals in 2002 and 2003. Asesoft European debut came in the 2003–04 EuroChallenge. That season the team made history by beating Dinamo București for its first Romanian League title. Asesoft then became the first and only Romanian team to win a European title, the 2005 FIBA EuroCup Challenge, edging Lokomotiv Kuban 74-75 in the title game at home with Vladimir Kuzmanović scoring 28 points, including game-winning free throws with 8 seconds left. Its first Eurocup experience came in 2007-08, when they beat Spirou Charleroi and eventual finalist CB Sant Josep, but did not get past the regular season.

Back at home, however, Asesoft has been on a roll the entire decade, conquering seven straight Liga Națională titles from 2004 until 2010. Last season in its Eurocup opener, Asesoft shocked Khimki Moscow 89-97 on the road, but finished the regular season with a 3-7 record. In the Liga Națională, the team won its third consecutive title after making full use of its home-court playoff advantage, winning the deciding Game 5`s of both the semifinal series against U Mobitelco Cluj, and in the finals against CSM Oradea. Back in the Eurocup, expect Asesoft to be even more competitive this season, especially in front of its fans.[1]

After the 2014–15 season, Asesoft Ploiești was thrown back to the Romanian Second Division, because the team didn't have the finances to play in the highest league.[2] However, the club did not play in the second league as the team disappeared.


Domestic competitions

  • Romanian League Winners (11): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Romanian Cup Winners (6): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Romanian Supercup Winners (1): 2014

European competitions

  • EuroCup Challenge Winners (1): 2004–05

Notable players

  • RomaniaAntonio Alexe
  • RomaniaVirgil Stănescu
  • RomaniaVirgil Căruţaşu
  • RomaniaCătălin Burlacu
  • RomaniaLevente Szijarto
  • SerbiaVladimir Tica
  • SerbiaVladimir Kuzmanović
  • SerbiaVladimir Arnautović
  • SerbiaNikola Ilić
  • SerbiaBojan Obradović
  • SerbiaSaša Ocokoljić
  • MontenegroNikola Bulatović
  • LithuaniaMarius Runkauskas
  • LithuaniaArvydas Čepulis
  • United StatesDarius Hargrove
  • United StatesChris Cooper
  • United StatesJonte Flowers
  • United StatesKevin Burleson
  • United StatesReggie Elliot
  • United StatesRashard Griffith
  • United StatesDee Brown
  • United StatesReggie Elliott
  • GhanaAlhaji Mohammed
  • GreeceMichalis Pelekanos
  • FinlandGerald Lee
  • CroatiaAnte Krapić
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaFilip Adamović
  • BulgariaBozhidar Avramov


Citation Linkwww.eurocupbasketball.comAsesoft in Europe; http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/, 23 October 2014
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Citation Linkwww.sportando.com"Asesoft Ploiesti will play in Romanian second division next season". Sportando. Archived from the original on 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
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Citation Linkwww.eurocupbasketball.comAsesoft in Europe
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Citation Linkweb.archive.org"Asesoft Ploiesti will play in Romanian second division next season"
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